McLoughlin Bros. of New York came out with The Jolly Tiddledy Wink Target Game in 1903. The cover shows a boy all dressed in red, standing on a cushion, wearing a cone hat, and brandishing a whip in his left hand. The boy is apparently directing a small dog to dance on his hind legs. The dog is wearing a green jacket and pants, and a red bow.
A concentric target appears at left on the cover, with a variety of winks dancing above and below it.
The rightmost two-thirds of the cover is filled with the name of the game in ornate text, along with decorations filling the space around the words.
The rules sheet is pasted underneath the cover. The rules have a slightly different title for the game than the cover: The Game of Tiddledy Wink Target. The rules sheet also includes the copyright date, 1903, along with the publisher’s catalog number, 857.
The rules read as follows:
The Game of Tiddledy Wink Target.
For Two Players
IMPLEMENTS Consist of 2 large Tiddledy Wink men of different colors and 4 small men of one color.
THE OBJECT of the game is to see which player can get the most points by shooting the Tiddledy Wink men on to the target.
THE BOARD Consists of a target with valued rings and a centre cup and at the opposite end a felt shooting tablet.
TO BEGIN Draw lots for first play. The first player then shoots all the four men towards the cup and then counts up his score at the end of the shooting and keeps tally. The second player then has his turn.
TO SCORE. A wink falling entirely inside the cup counts 10. A wink falling entirely inside the red ring counts 3, inside a white ring counts 2, inside the blue ring counts 1.
TO WIN. The players may take any number of “shoots.” The one scoring the most points wins.
Published by McLoughlin Bros’. New York.